"Profiles’ " Portrayal of African Americans 1969-1979: Detroit's Direct Response to Negative Stereotypes
Tait, Alice A., Department of Journalism
The Michigan Academy of of Science, Arts & Letters
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Profiles in Black (Television program); African Americans -- Michigan -- Detroit; Stereotypes (Social psychology) in Mass media; African Americans in mass media;
Through an evaluation of "Profiles" conception, creative format, audience feedback, and a content analysis, this study demonstrates that "Profiles" portrayed African-Americans realistically in its broadcasts, thus, reversing the trend of portraying African-Americans in demeaning and low-status jobs.
Tait, A. A., "Profiles’ " Portrayal of African Americans 1969-1979: Detroit's Direct Response to Negative Stereotypes." Michigan Academician 21:4 (Fall 1989) 313-322.